Aggrieved Non-Academic Staff Unions at the Lagos State Polytechnic  at Ikorodu have entered an agreement to suspend their ongoing strike.

The decision to suspend the strike followed an agreement the striking unions reached with the management of the polytechnic and the Lagos State Government.

The Chairman of the LASPOTECH Chapter of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics, ‎Mr. Awoyemi Abiodun, confirmed the development on Thursday.

Members of the Non-academic Staff Union and ‎SSANIP had on October 20 and 21 respectively embarked on peaceful protest, declaring an indefinite strike to press some demands.

The unions were demanding that the management of the polytechnic must pay arrears of the Consolidated Tertiary Institution Salary Structure (CONTISS 15) migration to lower cadre staff from 2009.

However, Abiodun said that the unions, the polytechnic’s management and representatives of the State Government had met at Alausa on October 25 to resolve the issues.

He said that an agreement was reached at the meeting ‎that the payment of the increment would commence this month.

Abiodun said that another meeting will be scheduled ‎after the strike is suspended to negotiate how the arrears will be paid.

He said the union was however, awaiting a document from the government to back the agreement before suspending the strike.

He said, “It will be unreasonable and illogical for the union to suspend the strike without any legal document to back the agreement reached between the parties.

“Hopefully, by the end of the day, the document should be ready and would reach us, then we can now resolve on how to end the strike.”

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